CONTROLLING BOARD

WOOD HEIGHTS Alderman Bernard Allen, left, disagrees with Mayor Frank Davitt’s portrayal of Allen and Alderman Mark Ragar being obstacles to progress in the community.

WOOD HEIGHTS – For the fourth and fifth times, Aldermen Bernard Allen and Mark Ragar rejected Mayor Frank Davitt’s community nominees to fill the open board seat.

The board consists normally of four aldermen and a mayor. Because the mayor votes only in the case of a tie, having a board vacancy means Allen and Ragar control the board. They have retained that control by rejecting every person Davitt has nominated.

READ MORE IN THE FRIDAY, AUG. 23 RICHMOND NEWS

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